Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

NSIC Volleyball Tournament Moving To Sanford Pentagon

Eight-Team Tournament Agrees To Deal From 2019-2021

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Sanford Pentagon are excited to announce an agreement that will bring the NSIC Volleyball Tournament to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the next three years.  The eight-team, single elimination tournament will be held at the Sanford Pentagon in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons. The NSIC Volleyball Tournament, one of,…

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 25 Northern State University men’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State 72-68, en-route to their second straight NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship. The Wolves defeated the Mustangs for the second straight year in the title match, improving to 26-6 overall this season. The title is the fourth NSIC Tournament crown for the Wolves in…

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC men’s championship game is Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The same two teams that met in the finals last year will play again. But for the Mustangs of SMSU, they realize they have to win with a record of 18-13 and get the league’s automatic bid into the region tournament or their season is…

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a double-digit second half deficit and then used a big 3-pointer late in overtime to earn a thrilling 84-78 overtime victory over Wayne State in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU (18-13) will now advance to Tuesday’s night championship game versus regular…

NSIC TOURNAMENT-Bruggeman Leads SMSU Past Bemidji & Into Semifinals For Third Straight Year

Mustangs Win 75-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman scored 38 points—one shy of the tournament record—and dished out five assists with four steals to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 75-62 victory over Bemidji State in the quarterfinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday night.   SMSU, 17-13 overall and the tournament’s No. 5 seed from the…

NSIC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal Previews

Tournament Shifts To Pentagon Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NSIC Basketball tournament shifts to the Sanford Pentagon tomorrow for quarterfinal play with a bevy of local teams still alive. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the weekend comes at high noon on Sunday when the top seeded Northern State men face Sioux Falls. At 23-6 and 3rd in the central region rankings, the defending National…

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS — Keyed by a fast start and high energy throughout the night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (19-10) rolled to a 96-51 victory over Minot State (14-18) in the NSIC Sanford Health Postseason Tournament at the Stewart Center on Wednesday. USF opened with a 15-3 lead and led 44-25 at halftime. In the…

Augustana Sweeps Final Regular Season Hoops Doubleheader From SMSU

Viking Women Win 95-83, Men Win 77-73

MEN’S RECAP SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Picked to finish 7th in the NSIC preseason poll, the Augustana men’s basketball team is the 2018-19 South Division co-champions. Augustana, who splits the league title with Minnesota State, finishes the regular season with a 77-73 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday. The Vikings improve to 18-10 (14-8 NSIC) and SMSU drops to 15-13…

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced the addition of 38 student-athletes to the Mustang program to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU on Wednesday. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Sauter said he expects more to sign in the next few…

SMSU Women Upset 13th Ranked Augustana, Viking Men Pull Away From Mustangs

Southwest Minnesota State-Augustana Hoops Doubleheader

WOMEN’S RECAP COURTESY SMSU ATHLETICS MARSHALL, Minn. – Freshman Jenna Borchers connected on a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 74-71 victory over No. 22 Augustana on Friday night at the R/A Facility in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball.   The victory was SMSU’s first over a ranked team since Jan. 16,…

SOUND: Nebraska and SMSU’s Reunion Visit Beneficial for Mustangs

LINCOLN, N.E. — When Nebraska Head Coach and Doland native Tim Miles hosted SMSU it wasn’t just for an easy victory. It was a reunion many won’t soon forget. Brad Bigler the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State, played for Miles at SMSU in the 1990s. On Saturday, he faced his old coach in Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 23rd ranked Huskers…

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

MARSHALL, MN…Don’t let the height, or hair, fool you. “I think you guys caught me at a bad time. I didn’t get time to get a haircut in before the tournament so it gets a little puffy there!” SMSU Senior Guard Ryan Bruggeman says. “Yeah he’s gotta get haircuts more often I guess!” SMSU Head Coach Brad Bigler says. Ryan…

SMSU Outlasts Sioux Falls After Quick Turnaround From Nebraska Game

Mustangs Wins 79-75

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State picked up a big road victory on Sunday night behind a game-high 31 points from Ryan Bruggeman to defeat the University of Sioux Falls, 79-75 in NSIC men’s basketball at the Stewart Center.   The victory for SMSU avenged an earlier 94-72 loss to USF in Marshall on Dec. 1. SMSU improves to…

SMSU Second Quarter Stampede Leads To Win At Sioux Falls

Mustang Women Win 77-61

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State stopped a three-game losing streak and earned its first road victory of the season with an impressive 77-61 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday in NSIC women’s college basketball at the Stewart Center.   SMSU, which earned its first win over USF since Jan. 15, 2013, snapping an 11-game…

SMSU Falls At Nebraska To Former Coach Tim Miles

Mustangs Fall 79-38

LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Nebraska, ranked No. 23 in the latest USA Today Coaches poll, connected on 11 3-pointers and limited Southwest Minnesota State to 30 percent shooting, to earn a 79-38 victory in men’s college basketball on Saturday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena.   Today’s game was an exhibition for SMSU, while it was a regular season…

SMSU Splits Hoops Doubleheader With Mankato

Mustang Women Win 74-73, Men Fall 75-67

WOMEN’S RECAP MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State snapped a 23-game losing streak to Minnesota State in NSIC women’s basketball with a 74-73 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night at the R/A Facility. SMSU advanced to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the NSIC while MSU dropped to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NSIC. The last time the Mustangs…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year…Again!

SMSU's Taylor Reiss is National Player of the Year...Again!

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University senior Taylor Reiss earned two major awards on Wednesday, being named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II National Player of the Year for the second straight season and was also named the Division II National Player of the Year by the Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA), which is voted upon by sports…

Duluth Downs SMSU In NSIC Tournament Championship

Mustangs Fall 3-1

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 3-seeded Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22) to top-seeded Minnesota Duluth in the championship match of the NSIC Tournament held in the Romano Gymnasium on Saturday night. SMSU (23-8) now awaits its post-season fate on Sunday night as the 64-team NCAA tournament field will be announced at 9 p.m. CST at…

Mustangs Stampede Past Wolves

SMSU Beats Northern State 35-7

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State put together a strong defensive performance and used a potent offensive attack to earn a 35-7 victory over Northern State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday night at the Schwan Regional Event Center.   SMSU, which improves to 4-4 overall, built a 28-0 lead late in the third quarter and held NSU…

Big win for USF over SMSU in Volleyball

Big win for USF over SMSU in Volleyball

SIOUX FALLS — Led by the unsung senior duo of Anna Peterson and Megan Hamstad, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Volleyball Team rallied for a 3-2 (8-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 17-15) decision over No. 11 Southwest Minnesota State before a raucous crowd at the Stewart Center. USF defeated their first ranked team of the season after several close calls. Peterson recorded a…